This episode starts a streak of 21 episodes for the series that all bill at least one "special guest star", the biggest streak the show's had, which ended with the episode "Moments in the Woods". Coincidentally, both that episode and this one only bill one "special guest star", former series regular Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp).
Mike: You bought diamond earrings?
Susan: Oh, yeah, with the $50,000 that you borrowed from Carlos.
Mike: You know?
Carlos: So you two were just...
Gabrielle: Screwing with you, yes.
Susan: So, tell me, Mike, do you feel betrayed, humiliated? Good. Because I only did this to show you what it feels like when the person that is supposed to love you the most lies to you.
Gabrielle: Well, I just did it 'cause I want a ski chalet.
Lynette: Eddie is not some exchange student from France. He comes from an abusive home. We have to accept he has some... baggage.
Tom: So I have to wonder if he's gonna punch me any time I raise my voice to you?
Lynette: I am not sending him back to live with that woman, Tom. How about therapy? That might help.
Tom: (raising his voice) Now we're gonna pay for his therapy?
Lynette: Okay, here's a thought. How about we all stop yelling at me? What a concept- be nice to Lynette.
Tom: Fine. We'll try the therapy.
Susan: (about the free piano) As far as Gaby is concerned, it cost 30 grand.
Mike: What? Why?
Susan: Well, I love Gaby, but for years, she has been flaunting how much they spend on her house and her car and her jewelry. And this is my turn to flaunt, and I can't flaunt with a free piano.
Mike: Don't stoop to her level. You're better than that.
Susan: No, I'm really not.
Mike: Susan, I'm not kidding. You're not telling Gaby we paid for this piano.
Susan: Oh, Mike, please. This is my chance. My aunt had a stroke while driving! When am I ever gonna get that lucky again?
Carlos: All of our cash is tied up in a business deal.
Gabrielle: What kind of business deal?
Carlos: Ah, you don't want me to bore you with the details.
Gabrielle: Half that money is mine. Bore me.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Malá noční hudba (A Little Night Music)
Germany: December 8, 2010 on ProSieben
Turkey: May 18, 2010 on CNBC-e
Although credited, Dana Delany (Katherine Mayfair), Maiara Walsh (Ana Solis) and Joshua Logan Moore (Parker Scavo) are absent from this episode. Andrea Bowen (Julie Mayer) and Kathryn Joosten (Karen McCluskey) are too absent, and therefore are not credited.
Episode Title: The title of this episode comes from the Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name.